Economics, Society, Technology

MIT: Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

Don’t miss MIT Tech Review’s interview with political scientist Virginia Eubanks about her new book, Automating Inequality. Some highlights:   In Automating Inequality, author Virginia Eubanks argues that the poor are the testing ground for new technology that increases inequality. The book, out this week, starts with a history of American poorhouses, which dotted the […]

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Economics, Society

The Rise of the “Dependocracy”

Annie Lowery has an interesting article on NYT describing the state of the nation’s poor ┬ápopulation these days. She notes that while access to certain material goods has gotten easier, overall their overall financial fragility has increased over the last few decades.   As she notes: Indeed, despite improved living standards, the poor have fallen […]

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